Social Science

Dudley Randall Broadside Press and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit 1960 1995

by Julius E. Thompson
Publisher: McFarland
Release Date: 2005-02-01
Genre: Social Science
Pages: 352 pages
ISBN 13: 9780786422647
ISBN 10: 0786422645
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Dudley Randall Broadside Press and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit 1960 1995 written by Julius E. Thompson, published by McFarland which was released on 2005-02-01. Download Dudley Randall Broadside Press and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit 1960 1995 Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Nikki Giovanni was the most success Broadside author on the college lecture tour circuit during the Black Arts Movement . Journalist M. Cordell Thompson noted in 1972 that : “ Nikki says she does not feel embarrassed about the $ 1000 to ... -- In 1965 Dudley F. Randall founded the Broadside Press, a company devoted to publishing, distributing and promoting the works of black poets and writers. In so doing, he became a major player in the civil rights movement. Hundreds of black writers were given an outlet for their work and for their calls for equality and black identity. Though Broadside was established on a minimal budget, Randall's unique skills made the press successful. He was trained as a librarian and had spent decades studying and writing poetry; most importantly, Randall was totally committed to the advancement of black literature. The famous and relatively unknown sought out Broadside, including such writers as Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker, Mae Jackson, Lance Jeffers, Etheridge Knight, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde and Sterling D. Plumpp. His story is one of battling to promote black identity and equality through literature, and thus lifting the cultural lives of all Americans.